In a recent year, there were nearly 10,000 people arrested within the state of Kansas for Driving Under the Influence (DUI). As relatively common as DUI arrests are, many people are unsure whether or not they should hire a DUI attorney.
“I would always recommend hiring a DUI attorney,” said Jonathan W. McConnell, criminal defense attorney at the McConnell Law Firm in Wichita, Kansas. “Hiring a skilled attorney can be expensive, but not having an attorney is risky.”
Although every case is different and no conclusions should be drawn without first consulting an attorney about the specifics of your case, a skilled DUI attorney may be able to successfully negotiate the dismissal of your charge or negotiate a reckless driving charge rather than a DUI. Even if a DUI conviction is inevitable, having a DUI attorney by your side will be to your benefit.
Hiring a DUI Attorney Includes Many Benefits
The McConnell Law Firm has developed some key reasons you should consider hiring a DUI attorney to negotiate on your behalf:
- There are two sides to a DUI charge: administrative and criminal proceedings. It’s important for an experienced DUI attorney who knows the ins and outs of both to walk you through the process and ensure you are prepared.
- If you have a skilled DUI attorney, they may be able to cut down on the amount of time you spend at court proceedings or even attend in your behalf so you do not miss school or work.
- Your DUI attorney may be able to win an acquittal or dismissal, or they may be able to negotiate a diversion and help protect your driving privileges.
- A skilled DUI attorney may be able to reduce the impact on your driving record, improve the chance of keeping your auto insurance and even positively impact the long-term costs of your insurance. According to QuoteWizard, “If your attorney can get your first-time DUI charges reduced or dropped, you can save as much as $4,000 on car insurance alone.”
How Our DUI Defense Attorneys Can Help
Specializing in DUI defense, the McConnell Law Firm has the knowledge and expertise to ensure you get a fair trial and that your rights are being defended. We will make sure all procedures were correctly followed during your DUI arrest and that you are being treated fairly by the system. If possible, we will negotiate for your charges to be dropped or reduced.
Please contact the McConnell Law Firm today for a free consultation. We look forward to helping you form a DUI defense!